Shipping one vehicle can be a challenge to coordinate, but shipping multiple vehicles comes with its own set of challenges. Though the process is essentially the same, there are some finer points that you’ll want to familiarize yourself with before you start looking for companies that can move handle the job of shipping 2-3 cars at once.
Insurance – When you hire an auto shipper to transport vehicles on your behalf, there’s a large amount of trust involved. After all, if you’re shipping three vehicles, for example, their total value–and what you have invested in them–will likely be a significant amount of money. With that in mind, the FMCSA, which is the federal body that oversees car shipping, has rules and regulations that indicate any company moving a vehicle must carry insurance to cover potential damages.
You can look up insurance and licensing information on auto transport companies using this resource from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Research – There are a few basic ways to research auto transporters that haul multiple vehicles at once. An internet search is where a lot of consumer start and it’s not a bad option. You can tell pretty quickly by looking at a company website how much effort they put into customer service. If a car shippers website can’t answer many of your questions, it might not be the best option.
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Getting The Best Value When Shipping Multiple Cars.
Though the cost of shipping three or more vehicles is expensive, it is one way to qualify for discount programs that are offered by many shippers. It’s not uncommon to receive a $50 to $100 discount per car when shipping more than car at once. These discounts may not always be clearly advertised on company literature or websites, but most shippers should offer some type of price break.
Other Cost Factors.
The primary factors that influence the cost of shipping cars is the weight of the vehicle and the distance it’s being shipped. The more weight and longer distance, the more hours and fuel costs will be associated with the shipment. Size is also a factor, but that generally only comes in to play with vehicles that are larger than a standard sedan or small truck.
Time of year can sometimes play into the cost as well, with seasonal travelers and snowbirds qualifying for discounts during certain times of year. One popular route for snowbirds (and a rather affordable one at that) is between the Northeast U.S. to Florida. Many companies will offer specials and these delivery routes, either during slower months or year-round.
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